Thoughts on Warm Up Clothing during a match?

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  1. chatt_town

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    I think it's something I'd never even process. I'm too busy watching to see what weaknesses I can take advantage of. I'd be watching their movement, whether they are lefty or righty...things of that nature. How the person is dressed would be the furthest thing from my mind.


    QUOTE=Fuji;7187700]Hey all,

    Figured I'd get your opinion here! Just sort of a funny situation I was talking about with some of my friends recently.

    What's your opinion on an opponent who plays with warm up clothes on the entire match? Do you get offended, or do you just leave it alone? We know a very good player who doesn't take off his warm ups for a match, regardless of it's indoors, hot or cold, etc. Always wears a hoodie/jacket and sweats to play. Would you be offended by this type of behaviour?

    Honestly, it doesn't bug me at all one bit, but we've noticed some people get quite upset when their opponents "don't even need to take off the sweater" to play. :razz:

    Curious to hear your guys thoughts on this!

    -Fuji[/QUOTE]
     
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    Suspect it is not just the warm-up. Most players locally will wear anything but a warm-up when it is cool and needed. As if a warm-up is uncool. Yet those same guys on a soccer field sport a full kit.
     
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  4. Relinquis

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    It's "couldn't care less".

    David Mitchell covers it well here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw
     
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    I would try to be in the "couldn't care less" category but if the temperature is over 80 degrees and the guy had on long pants and long sleeves, it would be weird. I would assume he is doing it to sweat a lot but in a competitive match, I would think it is a bit weird and it might even be a bit distracting.
     
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    Distracting? Seriously?
     
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    We have a fellow at our club who I'll call 'Ralph' since that's his name. He is a pretty good predominantly singles-playing 4.0 who is famous locally for 1. playing almost anyone, anywhere for as long as they care to play, and 2. playing in long pants (sometimes with matching sweater vest!) during all but the hottest of summer days and it gets fudging hot here.

    If it is one of those days in July or August where the temp on court is over 95 he's probably going to strip off his track suit pants but otherwise it is turn back the clock to 1930's tennis.
     
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    The only potentially distracting thing would be if my partner were wearing warmup pants on a hot day and I felt compelled to constantly mock him for it. It can be tough to keep that up for the entire match but I think in the end I would be up for the challenge.
     
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